Do you know the biggest buildings in Seville? In this publication we will take advantage of mentioning the highest infrastructures in the beautiful province, and capital, of Andalusia. Seville is a space in Spain that is characterized by a cultural richness that is surely among the most striking in Europe.
In fact, it has been one of the most outstanding in these aspects, with civilizations that have put their grain of sand to turn Seville into a luxurious capital of modern and ancient architectural constructions. And that is precisely why, below, we will name the impressive buildings of Seville. Are you going to miss it?
Which are the largest buildings in Seville?
Torre de Sevilla
If we look at the highest skyscrapers in Andalusia, the Torre de Sevilla always has a place among the list. At 180.5 meters, there is no bigger infrastructure in the rest of the city and municipality in general.
It is also worth mentioning that it is one of the few civil buildings – normally used to cover the needs of the citizens, whether they are restaurants or offices – that appear in this compilation of the highest skyscrapers in Seville.
Inside we find a bustling, popular shopping center and entertainment center for the people of Seville that pays homage to the city’s cultural roots. It was created by César Pelli – in fact it is sometimes referred to as Torre Pelli – and is one of the most luxurious and spectacular monuments in the capital of Seville.
However, even though it is one of the most visited and named infrastructures in Seville today, it generated much debate due to the high risk involved in its construction. Fortunately, the work was carried out and today it is a must for lovers of heights, perfect for capturing the best 360º photographs of Seville.
After the Tower of Seville, it is necessary to mention the Alamillo Bridge which is the second highest construction located in the capital of Andalusia. It is a cable-stayed bridge over the Guadalquivir River -which bears witness to numerous infrastructures in the city- and was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava.
Its inauguration coincided with the 1992 Expo and has a very interesting history: at first, it was thought that two bridges would be built over the river for this exhibition, but because the budget was not sufficient, the plans were modified and a single bridge was built. Today it is part of Seville’s architectural heritage and the second largest in the city.
Puente del Centenario
We continue with another bridge, this time 120 meters high, which was originally built for the 1992 expo. Although, it was inaugurated a year earlier for the citizens of Seville so that they could meet their transportation needs. In fact, it is one of the most saturated areas in terms of traffic in the whole city.
The Centennial Bridge is located south of Seville, just above the port of Seville. It offers one of the most beautiful and spectacular views, whether you look at it from above or below. In fact, it is currently featured in numerous tourist guides where it is used to navigate through the port. However, as we mentioned, and because of the lack of lanes -it has only two- there are many unfortunate traffic accidents.
If you want to know the real face of Seville, both in cultural and architectural terms, you definitely have to visit the Giralda. It is a bell tower inside the Santa Maria cathedral and one of the city’s flagship destinations, visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.
It rises with 101,5 meters of height, originally it was a mosque during the occupation of the Moors in Spain and nowadays it is a beautiful emblematic cathedral that is part of the patrimony of the Sevillians. At the top of the Giralda, Seville can be seen from 360 degrees, ideal for taking photographs and admiring peculiar art pieces, such as the tomb of Christopher Columbus or Alfonso X.
Also known as ABC Tower, this is the second civil construction mentioned in the list. With 92 meters high, and located in the gardens of Guadalquivir, just behind the Pavilion of the Future, this architectural wonder exudes elegance and majesty in one of the most beautiful corners of Andalusia. In the past it belonged to Bremen Huss Park Atractions, however, it was bought by the ABC company and is currently abandoned.
Plaza de España Towers
We could not leave aside this architectural complex located in Maria Luisa Park and made by Aníbal Gónzalez. Next to the Giralda, it is one of the most beautiful infrastructures of Seville, ideal to spend an afternoon among colleagues and family.
It was built in 15 years, specifically between the period of 1914 and 1929, and consists of an enclave of 50,000 square meters where multiple semicircular buildings that represent the colonies of Spain coexist. It is located in the cross channel, showing a style of monument, is undoubtedly a visit that will not leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth.
In fact, many of the details have their own symbolism, such as the four bridges that represent the four ancient kingdoms of Spain. While the benches in the square with touches of tiles represent the map and the coat of arms of the Spanish provinces.
El Desafío, at Isla Mágica
Finally, we ended up with a different infrastructure than the ones we have named in the list: a mechanical park attraction. It is the highest entertainment building in Seville, in the form of a free fall and which can be accessed by everyone, if they dare to face the 58 meters high of this Spanish giant.
Isla Mágica is an amusement park in Seville with a rather curious theme: discovery. It is available to the public since 1997 and since then it has received many tourists who want to know another face of the capital. There are other interesting attractions, such as the one inspired by the Giralda, or the one that replicates the style of the Sevillian Walls.